Dynamic Literary Folk
Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the predisposition to wanderlust and song.
Gabrielle Louise's music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited and versatile delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next a smoky jazz chanteuse.
Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, Gabrielle's performances are notably present and sincere, a professional presentation of her private creative world. Her story-telling and banter envelopes and enchants, gently enticing her listener to release their grip on the status quo.
In the original songwriting realm, Louise has released a handful of records, the most recent of which were Mirror the Branches (2010), The Bird in My Chest (2014), If the Static Clears (2016) and Live at Etown Hall (2017).
Gabrielle often appears with accompaniment by Justin Evan Thompson, her partner, frequent co-writer, and lead guitarist. In this format, they usually include a few of Justin's original songs into the presentation as duets. Justin's persona and lyrics are poetic and raw, and his songs are as sing-able as they are poignant. Together, Gabrielle Louise and Justin Evan Thompson make a compelling union of sensitivity and grit.
"deliciously literate and thought-provoking (thus sexy) Americana"
Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly